DAY 2 at paradise on earth!
Was awake at the crack of dawn, quite surprising since I am not an early riser. Maybe the promise of the soothing morning with chirpy birds, gentle wind while catching the morning sunshine was all too exciting. And I wasn’t disappointed. Clutching a warm cuppa of the finest brews I have tasted so far, I enjoyed the sunrise slowly peek above those majestic mountains that stood tall with a blanket of pristine white mist shrouded around those hill-tops. The warmth that cuddled my soul as the soft yellow beams of sun rays bounced atop those full-bloomed dense trees! My words may have not done justice while describing the beauty of Nature I had witnessed that morning. This is one that needs to be experienced by oneself.
After feasting on an amazing spread of breakfast, I sat down to plan my day. I listed down the places that I looked to explore in and around the resort. I accordingly informed the concierge services about my plan and in no time they came up with my adventure itinerary for the day. It began with a breath-taking trek to the Mullayanagiri Hills and since I had to cover some more places I didn’t spend much time here. But for those who love trailing up a hill, this is a must-do. The view is too stunning like you have acres of greenery stretching to the end of the horizon and on the other side, you get a bird’s eye view of the lively Chikmagalur town. I and my tour guide, yes the resort arranges for a professional guide for your visits and excursions, made our way down to the resort. With my next item on the list, all my childhood memories came rushing to me. It was a cycle tour of this vast property. I was told that I could take up the cycle for my visit to the Mullayanagiri as well but I chose to walk instead. Anyway, so off I went on two wheels to have some “me” time and do some exploring. After the pedalling away in eternal bliss, I was back in the resort for lunch. This cardio workout sure worked out a great appetite, so after freshening up I made my way to the restaurant and devoured the lip-smacking continental meal.
And after resting for a while, I headed to the in-house Spa named “Shvah”. With all the walking, pedalling I did this morning, this was a much-needed therapy for my aching muscles. With an array of different kinds of aromatherapy, massages and body care choices, just a day at this spa won’t suffice. But for now, I picked the 2 massages from the “Teaser Massages” pack and opted for foot reflexology session; I felt every knot in my body just melt away.
With this, I called it a day and crawled into my bed falling into a deep relaxing slumber as the sereneness of this place sung its sweet lullaby. So until next time… Toodles… See you later!!!